PBR’s Austin Gamblers Primary Car Sponsor for NASCAR’s Xfinity Series Race at Circuit of the Americas

Gamblers partner with Young’s Motorsports on the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro of Leland Honeyman Jr. for Focused Health 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series Race

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Gamblers, who compete in the groundbreaking PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Teams’ league, and Young’s Motorsports have announced a partnership designating the Gamblers as the primary sponsor of Leland Honeyman Jr.’s No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) when NASCAR rolls in for a thrilling weekend of racing March 22-24.


Racing fans from the Capital City will have their own car to cheer for as the partnership will showcase Gamblers branding on the custom-designed car that will participate in the NASCAR Xfinity Series practice session and qualifying on Friday, March 22, and the Focused Health 250 on Saturday, March 23. 


In addition to Gamblers’ branding, the car also features the logos of two additional iconic Austin-based brands supporting the new bull riding league: Tecovas and YETI.  Tecovas is the presenting partner of Gambler Days, the annual three-day PBR Camping World Team Series event scheduled at the Moody Center in Austin August 23 – 25. YETI is a founding partner of the Gamblers, who are Austin’s first professional bull riding team and regular season champions in the league’s first two seasons. 


“This partnership with Young’s Motorsports is a unique opportunity to showcase the Gamblers brand and give bull riding fans and Austin-area NASCAR fans a car to root for,” said J.J. Gottsch, Gamblers CEO.  “We’re grateful to have this opportunity with Youngs to bring a little bit more of Austin to NASCAR with Tecovas, YETI and the Gamblers.”   


Additional events during the weekend include the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and the NASCAR Cup Series, highlighted by the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix on Sunday.  


“Racing at Circuit of The Americas with the Austin Gamblers, YETI, and Tecovas onboard with me is a thrill,” said Honeyman Jr.  “As the driver for Young’s Motorsports, I’m excited to bring the energy of Austin’s PBR fans to the racetrack. It’s all about combining the excitement of bull riding with the speed of racing, showing the true spirit of Austin and making the fans proud.”


About the Austin Gamblers: The Austin Gamblers, regular season champions in the 2022 and 2023 PBR Camping World Team Series, are based in Austin, Texas, where the team’s third-annual PBR Gambler Days homestand will be held at the Moody Center on August 23-25, 2024. The team is coached by PBR legend and World Champion Michael Gaffney. The team’s Assistant Coach is Brazilian native and PBR’s first World Champion and first three-time World Champion Adriano Moraes, who also serves as Director of Brazil Operations. Under the leadership of JJ Gottsch as CEO, the Austin Gamblers are owned by Egon and Abby Durban. Both originally from Texas, Egon is Co-CEO of Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, and serves on the board of directors of Dell Technologies, whose founder, Michael Dell, is also a minority investor in the Gamblers.


About Young’s Motorsports: Young’s Motorsports is an American professional stock car racing team that competes in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, and the ARCA Menards Series. In the Xfinity Series, they field the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro for Leland Honeyman. In the Truck Series, they field the No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado for Mason Massey. In the ARCA Menards Series, they field the No. 02 Chevrolet SS part-time for Leland Honeyman.


About Leland Honeyman, Jr: (born February 23, 2005) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series driving the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro for Young’s Motorsports and part-time in the ARCA Menards Series driving the No. 02 for Young’s. He previously competed full-time in the ARCA Menards Series East and the NASCAR Truck Series for Young’s.


About NASCAR at COTA: Race fans will experience another unforgettable weekend of NASCAR in Austin, Texas when the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS), NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series (NCTS) return to Circuit of The Americas (COTA) March 22-24, 2024. The action-packed NASCAR at COTA weekend will Keep Austin Wheeled with the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix on Sunday preceded by the NASCAR Xfinity Series 250 and XPEL 225 on Saturday.


About PBR Team Series: The PBR Camping World Team Series is an elite league featuring the world’s top bull riders competing on teams in five-on-five games leading to a Team Championship at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. During the 2024 season, the league’s third, each of the 10 teams – Austin Gamblers of Austin, TX; Arizona Ridge Riders of Glendale, AZ; Carolina Cowboys of Greensboro, NC; Florida Freedom of Sunrise, FL; Kansas City Outlaws of Kansas City, MO; Nashville Stampede of Nashville, TN; New York Mavericks of Brooklyn, NY; OK; Oklahoma Wildcatters of Oklahoma City, OK; Missouri Thunder of Springfield, MO; and Texas Rattlers of Fort Worth, TX– will host a homestand. Neutral-site games to be announced are planned as well.


PBR Teams, launched in July 2022, builds on the existing structure of professional bull riding with the same basic rules for judging and scoring qualified 8-second bull rides. In events staged in a tournament-style format, all teams compete in head-to-head matchups against a different opponent each day. Each game features five riders per team squaring off against another team. Full team rosters are comprised of seven riders on the Protected Roster and five Reserve riders. The team with the highest aggregate score of qualified rides among its riders is declared the winner of each game. All PBR Teams events are carried on either the CBS Television Network, streaming live on Paramount+, CBS Sports Network, or RidePass on Pluto TV.


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